Public Outreach

EPA funds algae projects
Sep 18 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced research projects addressing priority environmental and human health problems in 14...

Drain Markers Provide Public Education
Sep 13 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) NPDES storm water program was put in place to help protect the nation’s water supply from the...

MWRD introduces tool to educate public on Chicago waterways
Jun 26 2017

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) introduced a new mapping tool to help the public understand the health of...

Miami-Dade County requests innovative ideas for sea level rise and flood control
May 16 2017

The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources in...

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Oct 10 2016

Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Paul Bowen launched the new #MyWaterLegacy social media campaign. The campaign will bring attention...

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Oct 4 2016

The Surfrider Foundation launched its nationwide Long Live the Beach campaign to engage the next generation of coastal defenders to ensure our...

Imagine a day without water, NAWC, Michael deane, executive director, statement
Sep 15 2016

Five-hundred organizations and thousands of individuals across the country have pledged to participate in...

Sep 14 2016

Tomorrow, Sept. 15, the Value of Water Coalition is challenging all of us to imagine what would happen if we turned on our tap and nothing came...

Sep 7 2016

As the effects from Flint, Mich.’s drinking water crisis are felt across the country, with cities nationwide...

prescription drug, cook county, collection, rx, take-back program
Jul 28 2016

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the Cook County Sheriff's...

Algal bloom, health effects, CDC
Jul 1 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new website to educate partners and the general public on harmful algal blooms (...

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Jun 9 2016

At the graduation ceremony for Civic Work’s Summer 2016 Environmental Training Program, EPA awarded Civic Works its seventh Environmental...

great lakes, lake erie, lake ontario, preservation, conservation, pollution
Jun 1 2016

A new network of Great Lakes watershed road signs will remind people that the creek, stream or roadside drainage area that they just drove by is...

EPA, public comment, NPDES, rules, regulations, change, update, permit
May 27 2016

The EPA proposed revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations May 18. They would make specific targeted...

storm water runoff, runoff, The Beach Boys, PSA, pollution, COLA Now
Apr 28 2016

Everything flows over land to waterways, which then dump into the oceans. Keeping the pollutants—fertilizers, oils, paints, herbicides, animal...

meeting, study, research, flooding, storm water, Lake Katherine Nature Center
Apr 25 2016

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is working with communities for improved storm water management. As part of...

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Apr 22 2016

Hip Hop Caucus, creator of People’s Climate Music, exclusively released “Trouble in the Water,” a cinematic music video starring Common on...

public comment, regulations, ASCE standards, storm water, impoundments
Apr 11 2016

ASCE will conduct a public comment period on three ASCE/EWRI Standard Guidelines.

Discussions will center on design of storm water...

Feb 2 2016

Sediment basins have long been the primary means of providing sediment control on larger construction sites and have generally been accepted as...

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Space to Grow
Nov 25 2015

Joining school leaders and students and various organizations, officials...